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Float your boat in the lake, bicycle or hike on a trail that provides scenic views of the neighboring foothills and Platte River valley, camp, ride a horse and even fly a model airplane - all at Chatfield State Park, nestled next to the foothills southwest of Denver. Boaters of all types from water skiers to fishing enthusiasts to canoeists and sailors - enjoy Chatfield Reservoirs waters. Boat rentals, a floating restaurant and a marina are also available at Chatfield. Get Colorado boating registration and regulation information by clicking here . Campers have their choice of 197 campsites all with electrical hookups and many with full hookups (water, sewer and electric), in four campgrounds at Chatfield. All campsites are within walking distance to the lake and have picnic tables and grills. Facilities include flush toilets, hot showers, laundry, centrally located water, fire ring and a sanitary waste station. In addition to the 197 single-family campsites offered at Chatfield, there are ten reservable Group Camping sites available. Please call the Park Office at (303) 791-7275 for more information or to reserve a Group campsite.

Always see wildlife

We had a great time! Enjoyed a picnic and saw so bighorn. We went during the afternoon when it was 80 and had 3 large waterbottles, which was still not enough :( there's picnic areas and toilets about every mile, but no water fountains. We did a total of 6 miles weekend before last, it is nice because you can tailor your hike to how long you want to hike.

Stay on the trail coming down. My friend and I saw an easy out coming down and ended up locked inside of Lockheed Martin's property.

Take the same trail back as you do going up.

Wonderful Dog park.

Difficult steep trail. Lost the trail a couple times coming down but there are carins set up. We made it to what we thought was the summit but it was the last false summit and didn't have any energy left to push. Beautiful views. No one else on the trail.

Great place for a long, easy run.

Super fun dog park. Lots of big dogs and water dogs so if your dog is small like mine (mini poodle) it can be a bit overwhelming the first few visits. It's by far the best dog park in the area and just walking around is beautiful in itself - you don't feel like you're ever AT a dog park.

hiking
28 days ago

Great scenery and wildlife viewing,I'll definitely do it again and maybe do some fishing next time...

walking
29 days ago

Just a road, but lots of wildlife.

hiking
1 month ago

great hike! two false summits. bring poles!

hiking
1 month ago

I rode my mtn bike. It was a bit boring for riding but great for hiking and taking the dogs for a nice outing.